NATA - A New Year of Art Opportunities
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN NATA
What makes membership in a professional association valuable - the members!
We are seeking a membership representative to monitor the monthly membership roster. Your responsibilities include emailing reminders to members who's membership has expired and to advocate and seek new members. There is potential of nearly 500 art educators in Nebraska and we range 190-200 members in our association. If you are interested in this position, please contact Lynette Fast or Allison Varah.
7-12 Students MUST Submit Scholastic Art Entries NOW! January 12th deadline!
A SPECIAL NOTE TO HELP ANGIE FISCHER FOR THE STATE JUDGING: Teachers, please review your entries and delete any students that did not complete the submission process. You can view and delete students by logging into artandwriting.org and click the "works" button on the left column.
Submissions for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now open through January 12, 2015. To get started, visit the SIGN UP PAGE. Teachers must register each year before students can sign up. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that you can get the guidelines and deadline for Nebraska's Program. Did you know that students on free or reduced lunch receive a fee waiver?
You can also use images from past award winners as teaching tools in class. Check out the audio artist statements and use them in the classroom.
IT'S TIME TO NOMINATE OUTSTANDING NATA MEMBERS FOR 2015 AWARDS
It's time to reflect upon NATA members you know that work so hard for art education. Please review the awards categories and place your nominations today!
CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION ENTRIES DUE MARCH 2, 2015
NATA is proud to facilitate the Congressional Art Competition for Nebraska’s 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts. This is a competition for High School Students.
The winner in each district has the privilege of having their art work on display in the Nation’s Capitol and receives two round trip plane tickets to Washington D.C. to participate in recognition ceremonies there. Winning artwork must be framed at the artist expense.
Winners will also be recognized at the Nebraska Recognition Ceremony.
CAC Entry Forms must Accompany All Entries. CAC criteria and forms can be found athttp://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/ or see below.
Secondary students may enter the CAC by filling out the paper work, writing a paragraph about why you created this work of art or what the work means to you, and sending digital images and forms to: CAC c/o Deborah Kippley, 1004 N. Beadle St. Papillion, NE., 68046 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Please put CAC in the email memo.) Please do not send a JPG larger than 6 MB, and please do not send the original art work :)
2015 NATA FALL CONFERENCE NEWS
Omaha, Joslyn, UNO, and SANDY SKOGLUND! MORE TO COME...put September 17,18,19 on your calendar now!
WHAT IS ART? SHOW THIS TO YOUR STUDENTS!
NAHS Students and artist Phil Hansen explore the question "What is Art?" in a video collaboration that began at the 2014 NAHS Creative Industries Studio in Washington, D.C.
NEWS FROM OTHER SOURCES
NEBRASKANS FOR THE ARTS
Each month, Nebraskans for the Arts honors a Nebraska student who has made outstanding achievements in the visual or performing arts. NFTA members can nominate a student on their website.
MUSEUM OF NEBRASKA ART
Check out all the events and happenings in Kearney on the MONA Calendar
SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART
Consider getting involved in the Sheldon Statewide Classroom Initiative to bring artists to your classroom in conjunction with the Sheldon Statewide Exhibit.
The goal of SSCI is to provide training to Nebraska teachers to integrate fine arts into a broad range of curricula by providing on-site workshops in four communities hosting the Sheldon Statewide exhibition Depicting Nature: From the Scientific to the Sublime. At each workshop, a curriculum specialist will empower teachers to make direct connections to their specific classroom objectives, using the exhibition as a springboard. A teaching artist will provide art-making activities relating to the artwork and themes of the exhibition. These activities will be transferrable to K-12 classrooms in a variety of subject areas.
JOSLYN THURSDAY FOR TEACHERS
Sessions are held, 4:30–7:30 pm, at Joslyn Art Museum. Teachers engage in special training and receive teaching posters as well as materials to interpret art across the disciplines. Lesson plans, classroom activities, and support materials for sessions are available online. Each semester, schools receive a high-quality framed reproduction of Joslyn's best-loved artworks to display for their students. Once registered for the program, RSVPs to each session are required as seating is limited.
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